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#172060 - 12/12/07 08:10 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Alex Williams]
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Thanks zmjezhd and Alex W for the kind answers about "yawp".
Thanks Myridon for letting me know that the spelling of wOOt sh00ld be w00t. And for the echo of Walt Whitman............

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#172075 - 12/13/07 04:39 PM yawp [Re: BranShea]
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Is it 1855 or 1891? [too lazy to LIU]

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#172076 - 12/13/07 04:48 PM Re: yawp [Re: AnnaStrophic]
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either (or both).

-joe (Myr seems to prefer the Deathbed Edition) friday

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#172138 - 12/17/07 10:47 AM Re: w00t! [Re: AnnaStrophic]
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TVR, in retribution it seems, has instituted its own poll regarding w00t, to wit:

W00t should be included in the next, the twelfth, edition of Merriam-Webster's.

0 If it is, I'll burn my copy.
0 Good Lord, I hope not.
0 Sure, why not?
0 W00t, w00t!

here's a hotlink should you actually care to vote.

-joe (it's in the free matter) friday

p.s. - the results seem to give a good indication of TVR's.. <ahem> slant.


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#172155 - 12/17/07 03:43 PM Re: w00t! [Re: tsuwm]
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W00t should be included in the next, the twelfth, edition of Merriam-Webster's.


If it is, I'll burn my copy.: 40%
Good Lord, I hope not.: 40%
Sure, why not?: 10%
W00t, w00t!: 10%

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#172158 - 12/17/07 05:27 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Father Steve]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Originally Posted By: Father Steve
W00t should be included in the next, the twelfth, edition of Merriam-Webster's.


If it is, I'll burn my copy.: 40%
Good Lord, I hope not.: 40%
Sure, why not?: 10%
W00t, w00t!: 10%


it's a word, it has meaning, it gets used by many people. why shouldn't it be in the dictionary?
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formerly known as etaoin...

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#172160 - 12/17/07 05:41 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Tell that to the boys at TVR, eta -- btw the motto over there is "A society is as lax as its language." You get the picture.

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#172161 - 12/17/07 06:11 PM Re: w00t! [Re: AnnaStrophic]
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"A society is as lax as its language."

... and a donkey is as tight as his grandma fascist ...
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Ceci n'est pas un seing.

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#172164 - 12/17/07 07:55 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Father Steve]
Faldage Offline
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Originally Posted By: Father Steve
W00t should be included in the next, the twelfth, edition of Merriam-Webster's.


If it is, I'll burn my copy.: 40%
Good Lord, I hope not.: 40%
Sure, why not?: 10%
W00t, w00t!: 10%


Latest results are 38%, 31%, 15%, 15%. Things are looking up.

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#172165 - 12/17/07 08:07 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Faldage]
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>Things are looking up.

I think we must be skewing their results. I wonder if this means that they'll soon shut down their poll?!

-joe (and we're not even subscribers) friday

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